East Midlands Railway has announced that all of its stations are undergoing a deep clean over the next 100 days.
All 90 stations will be completed by early November, with some of the mainline stations already complete.
Special cleaning teams will be at the stations across the East Midlands area and will be cleaning toilets, jetwashing platforms, cleaning and repainting walls, cleaning windows and removing chewing gum amongst other things.
The 100-day deep clean is the first part of an 8-year plan by East Midlands Railway to invest over £20m in stations across the East Midlands.
The plans include 1,000 extra cycle spaces, 900 car park spaces, electric vehicle charging points, Ticket machines and Digital information screens at all stations.
A recent National Rail Passenger Survey said that 84% of passengers were satisfied with the East Midlands Railway stations.
What did the officials say?
Neil Grabham, Customer Services Director, East Midlands Railway, said:
“We know how important the cleanliness of our stations are to our passengers and it is good news that this additional cleaning programme is underway.
“Teams will be out and about across our network in the coming weeks to deliver this additional cleaning to all 90 of our managed stations. However, this is just a small part of our £20 million investment plan to transform stations right across the network so they can become more integral parts of the communities they serve with better and modern facilities right across the network.”
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